dun":tjhihxq4 said:farmer rich":tjhihxq4 said:I'm not a hereford fan but I like the look of that bull. He looks well muscled and must have a lot of frame to carry that weight.
Yes, he looks to be a good choice for a terminal sire if its a hereford you want, but why wouldn't you keep his heifers. They would be big framed and probably easy calvers themselves, seems a shame to lose his genetics for the future. After all what we are producing here is beef.
Look at his EPDs fdor calving ease and maternal calving ease and also carcass. He doesn;t offer anything but size to the equation. Sure wouldn;t plan on retaining heifers from something like that.
I am inclined to agree. Given his massive 3000+++ pound size, I would fully expect his daughters to be too large to last long in my environment and I certainly would not want to feed them every winter; though I think there are exceptions. His milk number is decent and he will certainly add growth to a pedigree that is lacking in it. I think this is a bull that could be a fixer of past mistakes (this bull would really have made an impact 20 years ago); but I would be hesitant to use him on a real high performance herd where the cows may already be getting a little heavy and I wouldn't let him go anywhere near a heifer.